I agree with you on the scoring part but not te defense part. If I'm coaching it's never ok to just take it easy on defense
I don't mean parting like the red sea and just letting them dribble to the basket and shoot. I mean like playing a relaxed 2-3 where the other team can at least pass it some and maybe get a shot off. When the game is 107-2 I'm assuming that they were lucky to complete 1 pass per possession before it was stolen.
we'd run a 2-3 zone, not overly aggressive but also not giving anything away, work on positioning, communication ect
Just saw that you mentioned this as well. I would consider that "taking it easy".
I want to reiterate I'm not of the mindset that everyone should get participation trophies and go out for ice cream after, I just don't see what is accomplished by winning 107-2 instead of 60-2.